Watch the latest installment of Issues' new investigative series, Issues Reports - Smuggling: Baseball's Open Secret, Friday, September 19th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, September 21st, at a special time, 11:00 AM on WPBT2
Friday, September 12 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 14 @ 12:00 PM
Miami-Dade County: Police Body Cameras & Budget
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has called for all county police to wear body cameras; making this camera plan a centerpiece of his public agenda. With the support of the local NAACP and push-back from the police union, commissioners still need to approve the purchase of the devices in the coming months.
Carlos Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Video of former NFL player Ray Rice beating his then girlfriend – whom he later married - has brought the issue of domestic violence to the forefront of the American consciousness. We discuss why this incident sparked a national conversation on social media and why some victims find it hard to leave.
Ellen G. Cohn, Ph.D., Florida International University
Friday, September 5 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 7 @ 12:00 PM
FIU Expansion Plan
Wednesday night, Miami-Dade County Commissioners overwhelmingly backed a referendum that would allow Florida International University to expand its main campus, while relocating the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair at Tamiami Park. If county voters approve this question on the November ballot, FIU, through the state budget, would pay 900 million dollars for the new campus and would also have to finance the youth fair's move.
Mark B. Rosenberg, Florida International University
From Target, to Home Depot - data breaches are at an all-time high, placing personal information such as your name, email and social security number, at risk. Concerns regarding these types of data breaches prompted the state legislature to pass the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014. What we can do to protect ourselves?
Luis Salazar, Esq., Salazar Jackson Attorneys at Law
Friday, Aug 15 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, Aug 17 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Former Sen. Bob Graham
Twelve years after being published, 28 pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 (JICI) are still classified – prompting some legislators to request declassification for matters of national security. Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham believes that within these pages, there is compelling evidence that 9/11 terrorists received funding from a foreign, sovereign government and were able to function so successfully in the U.S. due to internal assistance.
Bob Graham, Former U.S. Senator & Co-Chair of the JICI
City and County: Ballot Amendments and Mayor Recall
As early voting continues, we take a look at some of the amendments on the ballot affecting Miami and Miami Beach voters. And, we discuss the grassroots effort to recall Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Terry Murphy, Ph.D., Public Affairs Concepts
Friday, July 25 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 27 @ 12:00 PM
Undocumented, Minor Immigrants: A Moral & Political Issue
As border shelters fill up, many undocumented children are being sent to shelters in non-border cities like Miami, which has increased beds to accommodate the influx. One South Florida group, Americans for Immigrant Justice, is leading the charge, offering these children legal means to evade deportation and eventually become U.S. citizens
Cheryl Little, Esq., Americans for Immigrant Justice
Interview with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez
After getting most of what he wanted from his proposed budget, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez still has more work to do. Will he veto the increased millage rates for libraries? The mayor joins Helen to discuss this and other county endeavors.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County